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HMO204 - Principles and Practice of Optometry 1

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in D302 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry

Unit chair:

C Woods and S Azizoglu


All of HBS107, HBS108, HBS110, HMO101, HMO102, HMO201, MAA103, MMM132, SLE111, SLE211, SLE221 and one of SLE131, SLE133, SLE155.



Contact hours:

3 x 2 hour clinical skills seminars; and up to 5 hours of supporting classes, seminars, and practicals per week for 10 weeks of trimester. 2 x 7 hours of symposia and 2 x 22 hours of clinical placements across the trimester.


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


In this unit students will gain skills in simple history-taking and patient examination. They will also be introduced to other competencies defined by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ) including diagnosis, patient management and recording of clinical data. They will explore legal and ethical issues drawn from the problem-based learning cases presented in HMO203 and gain knowledge and skills in professional practice associated with the cases. Finally they will consider the public and population health implications in identifying and managing the conditions presented in the cases. Symposia will introduce students to current topics in public health, practice management and optometric business.


5 x clinical performance assessments, while on clinical placement, during Trimester (45%, 9% each), with passing each a hurdle requirement; Clinical knowledge examination lasting 1.5 hours (45%); Tutor review of professional behaviour across the Trimester (10%), with passing each professional domain a hurdle requirement; Ongoing completion of a reflective clinical logbook is a hurdle requirement; Successful completion of the 44 hours of clinical placements is a hurdle requirement.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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